behind the lens

I'm a portrait photographer based in Wenatchee, Washington.  I have been a professional photographer for over 15 years, and specialize in contemporary fashion-inspired portraiture. I specialize in photographing glamour style portraits, mother & daughter sessions, family portraits, high school seniors, and personal branding portraits (known as business headshots).   

The way I see it, my camera is an extension of my heart, and it allows me to capture those special moments that too often go unnoticed by others during portrait sessions.  I also like capturing the essence of a business owner for their personal branding, that conveys who they are in a professional style that helps build their brand.

I am inspired by beautiful light, authenticity, and people who love life. What I believe in most, is capturing those authentic moments, and creating beautiful heirloom portraits that will hang on your walls for generations.

I love this journey that I am on, and the amazing people I am blessed to meet along the way. Visit my contact page to send me an email, or give me a call about your desired portrait session.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!

a few of my favorite things

Featured Sites, and Affiliations

Member of the Wenatchee Downtown Association, and Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Family, friends, and laughter

It doesn't get any better than quality time with family, and friends.  The best moments are those when you're laughing so hard, your stomach muscles hurt the next day because you had so much fun.  Some of my favorite memories are playing in the surf at the beach, laughing, and enjoying quality time with loved ones.  

Summer lightening storms

When I was a little girl summer lightening storms terrified me and I would hide under the dining room table with our family cat.  Now, I love photographing them.  During a lightening storm, you will find me (in a safe location) capturing the storm with my camera.  There's something magical, and fascinating about them.

The Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast is my peace.  We vacation yearly in a small town nestled on the coastline.  I love hiking the dunes, and sitting on my favorite cliff listening to the waves crash on the shore. There is a freedom I find at the Ocean, my soul is peaceful, and my spirit is free.  The best part of our vacation, it's dog friendly, so the fur kids join us.

Fresh Flowers, and gardening

I love fresh flowers, and gardening.  I love peonies and roses. During the spring and summer months, I enjoy gardening and filling my backyard full of fragrant roses, lavender, jasmine, hibiscus, and peonies.  I have a special memory garden too, in honor of my dad, brother, horse, and our dogs who have all crossed the rainbow bridge.

Lover of natural light

I love watching the sunlight throughout the day as it works its magic.  The morning sunrise is beautiful as it casts across the valley, and illuminates the hills.  At the end of the day as the sun slowly starts to dip behind the hills, it provides some amazing magical moments to end the day.  

Equine adventures

I was blessed to share this journey for 14 years with my amazing soul horse "Owyhee", who crossed the rainbow bridge 3 years ago.  I learned many valuable lessons on my journey with him.  He was a rescue horse, who in turn, rescued me.  He is forever etched on my heart, along with our 3 labradors who have passed.  

Hiking

Wenatchee is a beautiful place to live!  Majestic waterfalls, glacier fed lakes, hiking trails, and many mountain adventures.  During the off-season, I love to hike, explore, and appreciate the beauty around me.  On this hike, we came within 9 feet from a black bear and her cub who were eating berries.  We photographed her for an hour!   Ask me more...

Father/Daughter Moments

I'm a daddy's girl at heart. I remember learning how to dance, on my dad's feet as he would guide me across the floor when I was very little. I live for those unscripted father/daughter moments.  Those moments capture my heart, and I will likely shed some tears behind my lens, watching a dad interact with his daughter.

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. 
 I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.  I believe that happy girls are 
the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

  ~ Audrey Hepburn